Jordan Graye

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Jordan Graye
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Personal information
Full name Jordan Cameron Graye
Date of birth (1987-06-15) June 15, 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Washington, D.C., United States
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
2001–2004 D.C. United
2003 IMG Soccer Academy
2005–2009 North Carolina Tar Heels
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Cary RailHawks U23's 9 (0)
2010 D.C. United 24 (0)
2011 Houston Dynamo 2 (0)
2012–2014 Carolina RailHawks 39 (1)
2015 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 15 (0)
National team
2003 United States U17 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 24, 2014.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of September 15, 2012

Jordan Cameron Graye (born June 15, 1987) is an American soccer player.



Born in Washington, D.C.,[citation needed] Graye attended DeMatha Catholic High School,[citation needed] played club soccer for Reston FC, and played for the D.C. United Academy's U-14, U-15, U-16 and U-20 teams, and helped the U-14 squad win the Super Y-League National Title in 2001, qualifying for the national championships on three total occasions.[citation needed] He subsequently played five years of college soccer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, redshirting his second year in 2006.[citation needed]

During his college years Graye also played for the Cary RailHawks U23's in the USL Premier Development League.[1]


Graye was drafted in the fourth round (55th overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft by D.C. United.[2] He made his professional debut on April 28, 2010 in a US Open Cup game against FC Dallas,[3] and made his MLS debut a couple of days later on May 1 in a game against the New York Red Bulls.[4]

On November 24, 2010, Graye was selected by expansion side Portland Timbers in the 2010 MLS Expansion Draft.[5] Portland subsequently traded Graye to Houston Dynamo on December 13, 2010

On June 29, 2011, the Dynamo announced that Graye had been waived.

On March 4, 2012, Graye appeared as a trialist for Carolina RailHawks, seeing action in the second half of a preseason friendly against Vancouver Whitecaps.

On September 14, 2012 It was announced that Graye had signed with the Carolina RailHawks for the remainder of the NASL season and playoffs.[6] Graye appeared in two regular season and one playoff game for the Railhawks.


Graye has also been with the U.S. National Team at the U-16 and U-17 levels. He spent 2003 at the U.S. U-17 National Team Residency Program and was a member of the U-16 side in 2002.


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